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#111 TropicLover

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    Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:21 PM


    Thanks Sharon99!  I've heard a of people mention Allurements by Rebecca...I'll need to check her out.

     

     

    Originally Posted by Sharon99 

    Thanks for the commentsadvice!

     

    @tropiclover - I got my invitations done from Allurements by Rebecca. She did my STDs and bridesmaid cards too. Rebecca does amazing work & is so easy to work with. Definitely recommend her! 

    www.allurementsbyrebecca.com



     



    #112 Tarrah22

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      Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:48 AM

      Hey ladies, I am crashing your May 2012 thread here (I am a June 2012 bride)!  Hope you don't mind! :-)  This is my first comment on BDW because I am still learning how to use it and feel a little overwhelmed with all of the threads and comments!  Anyway, I wanted to let Sharon99 know that I did order items for my OOT bags about 2 months ago and the medicine (excedrin) doesn't expire until 2013!  I bought individual travel boxes that contain two packets with two pills in each packet.  I bought them on cheaptravelsizes.com for 89 cents each!  I also found mini aloe lotion on there for about 75 cents each.  I don't think the lotion or aloe will dry up before the wedding, so you should be good to start buying those! I do, however think the hand sanitizing wipes will dry out because I ended buying those at the dollar tree (I found boxes of 24 packets for a buck so I couldn't pass on it) but when I tried one out, it was already sort of on the drier side!  Oh well!  I will likely end up buying more hand sanitizers closer to the wedding!  Hope this helps! 



      #113 AquaCait

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        Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:52 AM



        TropicLover...I got my invitations through Custom Paper Works.  I think the link to my review with pictures is in the signature...but Kate was fantastic.  She knew exactly what I wanted, made it happen, and I couldn't be happier!!!! 

        Originally Posted by TropicLover 

        I haven't purchased any OOT items either.  When I'm shopping I do keep an eye out for sales on things like mini aloe's, advil, etc, but so far I haven't really seen anything worth getting especially since I would like to have a better idea on the number of people coming.  I have a feeling that I'll have better luck buying stuff online.  I'll probably start in Jan/Feb for items like bags and mugs/stadium cups.

         

        Is there anyone out there getting their invitations done?  I have a ton of Etsy favourites, but haven't contacted any of them or made a decision yet.  I know there are a lot of threads on this already, but if anyone has any current recommendations I'd love to hear them.



         



        #114 Sharon99

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          Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:29 AM

          Tarrah22- Thanks so much. I was going to order from www.minimus.biz since they have some great pricing but could not find anything about exp dates. I will have to check out cheaptravelsizes.com & compare pricing now. Thanks again, good to know we have until 2013 to use the items.

           

          TropicLover - if you want to see any pics of my stds, bridesmaid cards or invites just let me know.

          Good luck with your decision. I am sure no matter who does them they will come out great!



          #115 Tarrah22

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            Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

            No problem, Sharon.  I am going to check out minimus.biz now since you mentioned it!  I have been comparing prices and trying to gather items for my OOT bags all summer!  My Fiance thinks I am crazy, but when I look on here and see all of the other ideas and things people are doing, I always want more!!  I just ordered the actual bags last week from vistaprint and I am super excited about getting them! As far as invitations, I have just started looking into them. I love Rebecca's work, so I will likely end up going with her!  I'm sure you all have covered this already, but how many people are attending your wedding?  I am not even sure how many are able to make it to mine, but I am guessing around 40.  Not sure if I should be sending the invites to people who I know are not able to attend as they have told me already (we went std's to 120 people, but know many cannot attend already)??  Sorry so long!  Any help would be great!!



            #116 Tarrah22

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              Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:48 AM

              No problem, Sharon.  I am going to check out minimus.biz now since you mentioned it!  I have been comparing prices and trying to gather items for my OOT bags all summer!  My Fiance thinks I am crazy, but when I look on here and see all of the other ideas and things people are doing, I always want more!!  I just ordered the actual bags last week from vistaprint and I am super excited about getting them! As far as invitations, I have just started looking into them. I love Rebecca's work, so I will likely end up going with her!  I'm sure you all have covered this already, but how many people are attending your wedding?  I am not even sure how many are able to make it to mine, but I am guessing around 40.  Not sure if I should be sending the invites to people who I know are not able to attend as they have told me already (we went std's to 120 people, but know many cannot attend already)??  Sorry so long!  Any help would be great!!



              #117 Sharon99

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                Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:12 AM

                My FI thinks I am crazy too lol! He does not want to get involved with the bags or anything about them at all. I would not have known about them & all the other ideas if it wasnt for this site too! Its a lovehate relationship I have with BDW now that I see how much I can do!

                You will have to let me know how the bags from VP are. I am still undecided on which ones to actually order. I keep going back & forth from the oriental trading hibiscus ones,random tote or drawstring back packs.

                Wow 120 is a lot!! I sent out my STDs to 52 people. Some I knew were a definite no but I sent everyone the invites anyway in case they changed their mind. I wanted them to know the invite was still open. So far I have about 20 that have RSVP yes. BUT only 6 have booked....we shall see. The hardest part is knowing how many oot items to buy. I am sticking with 20 & hope I dont have to add more or have a ton left over! lol!

                 



                #118 TropicLover

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                  Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:25 AM


                  I just looked them up and they're great!  She did such a good job! 

                   

                  Quote:

                  Originally Posted by AquaCait 

                  TropicLover...I got my invitations through Custom Paper Works.  I think the link to my review with pictures is in the signature...but Kate was fantastic.  She knew exactly what I wanted, made it happen, and I couldn't be happier!!!! 

                   



                   



                  #119 TropicLover

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                    Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:26 AM


                    Sharon99 I would love to see them!  You can PM me or post on here...I'm pretty easy :-) 
                     

                    Originally Posted by Sharon99 

                    Tarrah22- Thanks so much. I was going to order from www.minimus.biz since they have some great pricing but could not find anything about exp dates. I will have to check out cheaptravelsizes.com & compare pricing now. Thanks again, good to know we have until 2013 to use the items.

                     

                    TropicLover - if you want to see any pics of my stds, bridesmaid cards or invites just let me know.

                    Good luck with your decision. I am sure no matter who does them they will come out great!



                     



                    #120 TropicLover

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                      Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:32 AM

                      We have 28 people booked and 6 people for sure booking closer to the date...so a total of 34 that are for sure coming.  Everyone else won't know until later.  Some are waiting for deals and others can't commit that far in advance.  Either way I think we'll have 34 - 40 max.

                       

                      We've had a couple of people write back saying they will not be able to attend so when it comes to our formal invites I won't be sending it to them.  It will save some money plus I don't want to make them feel bad by having to RSVP "no" a second time.






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